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Council looks at improving parks repair, upkeep

Part of a series on issues discussed by LaGrange City Council at a retreat in Carrollton on March 24. LaGrange City Council members said that many of the city's smaller parks have fallen into disrepair and have been neglected by the county, which is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of all parks. Council discussed making additions and improv

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session has just two days left and we are expected to adjourn Sine Die on Thursday, May 2. Consequently, a flurry of legislation will travel back and forth between the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The last few days are always hectic with much give and take since each body must pass each piece of legisl

Weekly legislative update: Closer to end

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session has just two days left and we are expected to adjourn Sine Die on Thursday, May 2. Consequently, a flurry of legislation will travel back and forth between the House of Representatives and the Senate. The last few days are always hectic with much give and take since each body must pass each piece of legisl

A day after getting swept by one of the country's top teams, the LaGrange College Panthers were the ones doing the sweeping on Sunday.
Facing Greensboro in a USA South doubleheader, the Panthers won the opening game 3-0 behind a shutout performance from Olivia Wolfe, and they completed the sweep with a 7-2 win.
The Panthers, who lost two games to

Big bounceback for Panthers

A day after getting swept by one of the country's top teams, the LaGrange College Panthers were the ones doing the sweeping on Sunday. Facing Greensboro in a USA South doubleheader, the Panthers won the opening game 3-0 behind a shutout performance from Olivia Wolfe, and they completed the sweep with a 7-2 win. The Panthers, who lost two games to

College to join global observance of Autism Awareness Day

LaGrange College will be in good company Thursday as it lights the clock tower blue in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Landmarks across the world will unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Also turning blue for the cause will be the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, Nia

Cavaliers drop one on road to Dragons

ROME – The Callaway Cavaliers were hoping to pull off a season sweep of the Pepperell Dragons on Saturday, and they nearly made it happen. The Cavaliers had their chances to come away with the road win, but instead it was the Dragons hanging on for a 4-3 victory in the Region 5-AAA showdown. The Cavaliers, who started 3-0 in region play but

A LaGrange police officer is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday night for DUI.
LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar confirmed Sunday that detective Wayne Cato was taken into custody.
According to the West Point Police Department officers responded to a crash around 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 1000 block of U.S. Highway

Officer faces DUI charge after car hits house

A LaGrange police officer is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday night for DUI. LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar confirmed Sunday that detective Wayne Cato was taken into custody. According to the West Point Police Department officers responded to a crash around 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 1000 block of U.S. Highway

When they crossed the finish line, a little more than one-10th of a second separated LaGrange's Sam Bowie and Whitewater's Don Harp in the 3,200-meter run at the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.
When the official results were released, it was Bowie running away with a thrilling win.
Bowie's official time was 9:54.84, while Harp was just a fra

Bowie races to first-place finish

When they crossed the finish line, a little more than one-10th of a second separated LaGrange's Sam Bowie and Whitewater's Don Harp in the 3,200-meter run at the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday. When the official results were released, it was Bowie running away with a thrilling win. Bowie's official time was 9:54.84, while Harp was just a fra

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention. It should have received more focus.
Same-sex scho

Obsessing over Sweet Briar, ignoring for-profit colleges

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention. It should have received more focus. Same-sex scho

A LaGrange police officer is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday night on a DUI charge.
LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar confirmed Sunday that detective Wayne Cato, 29, was taken into custody.
According to the West Point Police Department, officers responded to a crash about 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 1000 block of

Updated: Officer arrested after car hits house

A LaGrange police officer is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Saturday night on a DUI charge. LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar confirmed Sunday that detective Wayne Cato, 29, was taken into custody. According to the West Point Police Department, officers responded to a crash about 9 p.m. Saturday night in the 1000 block of

More than 6,000 people packed Pyne Road Park last May to catch three days of boat races on West Point Lake that were described as a Daytona 500 on water.
While the LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix races seemed like it pleased the crowds, the event wasn't a money maker for LaGrange and Troup County – and won't be making a return trip this year.

Chamber plans new lake draws

More than 6,000 people packed Pyne Road Park last May to catch three days of boat races on West Point Lake that were described as a Daytona 500 on water. While the LaGrange Powerboat Grand Prix races seemed like it pleased the crowds, the event wasn't a money maker for LaGrange and Troup County – and won't be making a return trip this year.

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CARISLE — Two computer classes for adults and an Easter Egg Hunt for children are the latest community activities sponsored by the Town of Carlisle.
Computer Classes
In a statement releases this week, the town announced that it will offer computers classes at the Carlise Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2.
The class on Tu

Computers and Easter Eggs

CARISLE — Two computer classes for adults and an Easter Egg Hunt for children are the latest community activities sponsored by the Town of Carlisle. Computer Classes In a statement releases this week, the town announced that it will offer computers classes at the Carlise Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2. The class on Tu

For Bobby Hicks, working at Jackson Heating and Air was never just about having a job, it was a way to help people he always considered part of his family.
That is why it was hard for him to leave work on Thursday afternoon. After 39 years with the company, Hicks decided to hang up his work belt and retire from the job he described as “not r

'It wasn't just a job, it was fun'

For Bobby Hicks, working at Jackson Heating and Air was never just about having a job, it was a way to help people he always considered part of his family. That is why it was hard for him to leave work on Thursday afternoon. After 39 years with the company, Hicks decided to hang up his work belt and retire from the job he described as “not r

If the Troup Tigers have proven anything in their past two games, it's that they're not going to let a little adversity keep them down.
On Thursday, Troup fought back from a four-run deficit in the final inning to beat the Carrollton Trojans 10-7.
A day later, those same two teams were going at it again, and Troup found itself in a 4-0 hole after

What a week for Tigers

If the Troup Tigers have proven anything in their past two games, it's that they're not going to let a little adversity keep them down. On Thursday, Troup fought back from a four-run deficit in the final inning to beat the Carrollton Trojans 10-7. A day later, those same two teams were going at it again, and Troup found itself in a 4-0 hole after

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Kenneth Lamar Norman, 31, of 208 Monroe Street, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 7:25 p.m. March 26. According to the arrest warrant, Norman and another subject took items from Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, on March 24.
— Eric Shorenzo

Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests: — Kenneth Lamar Norman, 31, of 208 Monroe Street, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 7:25 p.m. March 26. According to the arrest warrant, Norman and another subject took items from Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union, on March 24. — Eric Shorenzo

Bulldogs shut out Pelion

NEWBERRY — The varsity Newberry High School baseball team will go into their spring break on a winning note after their 7-0 shut-out victory at home Thursday night against Pelion. Kevis Burton picked up the win on the mound while Pat Yoder garnered the save. The two seniors allowed five hits, all singles, walked one Panther and had seven str

Today
Chick-fil-A, both locations, host Spirit Night 5-8 p.m. to benefit Relay for Life. Participants must mention Relay for Life.
Tuesday
Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883

In our community

Today Chick-fil-A, both locations, host Spirit Night 5-8 p.m. to benefit Relay for Life. Participants must mention Relay for Life. Tuesday Events: Advanced Tai Chi for Health class is 11:45 a.m. at The Active Life, 140 Ragland St. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art improving balance, coordination and relaxation. Call The Active Life at 706-883

A woman faces DUI charges after a LaGrange police officer responded to a possible drunk driver on Lafayette Parkway. The officer said he spotted the car weaving all over the roadway, then run three red lights at Morgan Street, East Lafayette Square and South Lafayette Square.
When the officer stopped the car, he said he smelled alcohol. The driver

Woman charged with DUI

A woman faces DUI charges after a LaGrange police officer responded to a possible drunk driver on Lafayette Parkway. The officer said he spotted the car weaving all over the roadway, then run three red lights at Morgan Street, East Lafayette Square and South Lafayette Square. When the officer stopped the car, he said he smelled alcohol. The driver

They're headed back to nationals.
After winning a third consecutive region championship, the Lafayette Christian School archery team finished third in the state meet in Perry to advance to the national tournament for the third straight year.
The national tournament will be held on May 7 in Louisville, Ky.
At the state meet, there were more than

Lafayette Christian archers stand tall

They're headed back to nationals. After winning a third consecutive region championship, the Lafayette Christian School archery team finished third in the state meet in Perry to advance to the national tournament for the third straight year. The national tournament will be held on May 7 in Louisville, Ky. At the state meet, there were more than

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break.
Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short.
In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory.
In the girls' game, Douglas

Douglas County gets best of LaGrange

LaGrange High's soccer teams hit the field one more time before taking some time off for spring break. Facing Douglas County on Thursday at Callaway Stadium, both LaGrange teams fell a bit short. In the boys' game, all of the scoring was done in the first half, and it was Douglas County hanging on for the 2-1 victory. In the girls' game, Douglas





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